Is Democracy Failing?

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Only four countries around the world do not currently define themselves as democracies, but many more do not fulfil the four basic requirements of democracy. Since 2015, populist politicians have been on the rise in the West. Is populism the new face of democracy? Is democracy simply the will of the people? Can any existing government claim to be truly democratic?

Is Democracy Failing? interrogates contemporary forms of democracy and questions whether they remain fit for purpose today.


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThames & Hudson
ISBN (Print)0500293651
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameThe Big Idea
PublisherThames and Hudson


  • democracy, authoritarian, politics